Lela Davidson

For busy parents, sometimes it's a lot easier to click a mouse than hit the stores for holiday shopping. We've got some tips to find the best deals online. more

Nov 25, 2013 3:49 PM SHOP

A tax-preferred Health Savings Account can help a family accumulate a stash of cash for medical expenses. Our money columnist Lela Davidson runs down the details of starting an account. more

Aug 28, 2013 12:42 PM Health & Fitness

Even the 10-cent pencils add up this time of year so check out these four tips to save some cash on back-to-school supplies. more

Aug 2, 2013 3:03 PM LEARN

Longing for a week away? Here's what you can do to finance that much needed time off. more

Jun 10, 2013 3:27 PM Travel

As long as there have been couples, there have been spats over money. We look at the three ways couples commonly handle their cash. more

Apr 24, 2013 1:38 PM General Parenting

Before choosing a credit card, consider your family's lifestyle and needs. more

Mar 12, 2013 10:59 AM General Parenting

Ignore the hype. Credit scoring is actually very rational and predictable more

Feb 25, 2013 12:48 PM General Parenting

Avoid ugly utility bills this winter with easy makeovers for the most expensive rooms in your home. more

Feb 4, 2013 11:26 AM General Parenting

Don't drown in debt come January. more

Dec 3, 2012 12:17 PM SHOP

No one wants to think about divorce, but when it happens, there are four important things to keep in mind. more

Oct 5, 2012 11:18 AM General Parenting

With all those new after-school activities your family car expenses can really add up, but there are easy ways to reduce costs. more

Aug 28, 2012 10:44 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Four ways to help your kids learn good fiscal habits now that will pay off the rest of their lives. more

Aug 2, 2012 10:26 AM General Parenting

The most successful business people share some common traits. Here are four you can use to help fuel your child's natural ingenuity. more

Jun 20, 2012 7:45 PM General Parenting

The decision about whether to stay at home or be a working parent sometimes revolves around finances. Can you afford to stay at home? Can you not? more

Apr 25, 2012 4:20 PM General Parenting

Is your kitchen a money sucker? Here are five tips to help keep the green in your wallet more

Feb 20, 2012 2:19 PM General Parenting

Yes, we're busy. But the reality is that dating when your married is just as important as dating to get married. To maintain a healthy relationship, take some time for just the two of you. more

Jan 24, 2012 12:20 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Refinancing can save you money, but it is not that simple. What you need to know to take advantage of today's low interest rates. more

Jan 23, 2012 3:29 PM News

Do your kids think your ATM and credit card equal free money? Here are three simple ways to teach them about those bits of plastic. more

Dec 22, 2011 10:26 AM General Parenting